The Notion of Human Movement

An exploration of human movement through art

August 4th - August 22nd 2008

Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne


‘The Notion of Human Movement’ is a contemporary art exhibition that aims to explore the complex nature of human movement in sport. Artists examine visible movement and the invisible thought. Through a series of interactive installations, artists invite you to respond, often with humour, introspection and an active sense of participation!


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Artists Emma Anna / Relay Medal Tally

Relay Medal Tally
Emma Anna
Sculpture installation

Relay Medal Tally utilises the form of an artist’s mannequin as a representation of human athleticism, creating a work whose overall mood is one of celebration and a sense of achievement.

Initially this work will be composed of 398 mannequins (121 gold, 126 silver and 151 bronze) reflecting the cumulative total of Olympic medals won by Australia in every summer Olympics since 1896. The mannequins have been composed as three rhythmic lines and then animated to reflect the motion of the body, referencing the work of photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Additional mannequins will be added to this initial grouping to reflect medal wins by the 2008 Australian Olympic team. The artist will visit the site each day during the course of the 2008 Games, adding new gold, silver and bronze figures. As Australians win medals, the work will continue to expand.


Artist
Emma Anna is a creative producer, writer, graphic designer and visual artist.

Emma graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney (BA Communications) in 1996 with majors in print journalism and international politics. She later gained a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Sydney Institute of Technology (2000) and is currently completing a Masters of Art (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University.

Relocating to Melbourne in 2001, Emma pursued a career as a senior designer / art director and
communications manager within the commercial design industry. She gained extensive experience managing multidisciplinary teams of designers, writers and freelance specialists to produce corporate and consumer branding programs, packaging and presentation materials and general marketing collateral.

Since 2000 Emma has been a contributor to group shows in both Sydney and Melbourne. Her solo exhibitions Thirteen3 and White Noise were held at Agave Gallery, Melbourne. Emma’s upcoming exhibition Dear Indigo forms part of the program for the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Emma’s current Masters’ project centres around a self-published newspaper entitled The Aged. Drawing imagery and words from the past and mixing them with the stories of the present day into a multi-dimensional collage, The Aged will appear both as a serialised publication and an online presence. This work and associated research component draws heavily upon Emma’s understanding of media practice, digital technology and cultural studies whilst uniting her interests in montage techniques and Beuysian theory.

Emma’s visual arts practice explores the idea of creation as a healing device for society and individuals in an increasingly globalised and dangerous world. It is the revolutionary potential of the creative process that is her greatest inspiration.

Since 2000 Emma has been a contributor to group shows in both Sydney and Melbourne. Her solo exhibitions Thirteen3 and White Noise were held at Agave Gallery, Melbourne. Emma’s upcoming exhibition Dear Indigo forms part of the program for the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival.